Transformers: Recession Proof?
Friday, October 23rd, 2009 2:16pm CDTCategories: Company News, Digital Media News
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Yahoo! Finance recently compiled their top 10 list of products that boomed during the recession and our beloved Transformers actually made that list. Here is an excerpt.
Transformers. Good and evil are still doing battle, which makes toy maker Hasbro a winner. The company's Transformers action figures have morphed into a franchise that includes two movies, a TV series, video games, comic books, and a wide range of spinoff toys that seem to be recessionproof. A sharp boost in entertainment licensing revenue from Transformers and a related stalwart, G.I. Joe, have helped offset reductions in other parts of Hasbro's earnings statement. Expect the bots to keep battling.
Other items included tupperware, private label salad dressing and universal remotes. Yes, seriously.
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Posted by Zeds on October 23rd, 2009 @ 3:17pm CDT
Posted by Ravage Eject on October 23rd, 2009 @ 3:53pm CDT
Posted by It Is Him on October 23rd, 2009 @ 4:43pm CDT
Posted by Hard Hacker on October 23rd, 2009 @ 4:46pm CDT
The Transformers: The Movie.
Some OVA I honestly couldn't care about (and I won't pretend to).
And then the other two.
Not just A T.V series either. There've been lots.
But most of everything else is correct, and pretty interesting.
Posted by It Is Him on October 23rd, 2009 @ 5:01pm CDT
Posted by Solrac333 on October 23rd, 2009 @ 8:22pm CDT
Ravage Eject wrote:I would rather buy 3 deluxe figs for $30 then two for $26....call me craxy but the lower prices encourages me to buy more...go figure.
Amen. Hell! I would rather buy 4 for $28 than 1 for $13. Ah those nice $7.77 rollbacks...
Posted by Mythos on October 23rd, 2009 @ 9:40pm CDT
The economy sucks and people are being more careful with their money; that being said, people who really love something and want to relax are probably going to save up for the one thing that will make them happy.
A lot of people love Transformers, so it makes sense that if they had to choose what movie they were going to see over the summer they would choose ROTF.
*K, not all of them said the exact same thing, but my statement is a generalization.
Posted by nemesis-prime on October 23rd, 2009 @ 10:09pm CDT
Zeds wrote:This has been discussed before but TFs also make a better investment than giving your money to a broker and having him piss it away on his fees even before he has done anything and then the losses via the white collar crime we have recently seen.
Yep ive made more money selling 2007 figs then on my 401K at work.
Posted by Megatron Wolf on October 24th, 2009 @ 1:21am CDT
Posted by Bloodlust on October 24th, 2009 @ 8:08am CDT
Should of kept my G1 figures!
Posted by noctorro on October 24th, 2009 @ 1:14pm CDT
Here they are 12 euro's, and those are the animated / universe figz.
Anyway good news. If we have to eat a little less to keep the monthly
haul alive then that's no prob. We are to fat anyway.
I also think a lot of families don't go on vacation but get their kids
some more toys/games.